Mohs micrographic surgery is used to remove cancerous cells found on the skin and a very precise procedure. The procedure generally involves removing layers of skin containing cancerous cells at a microscopic level. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic rather than as a major surgical procedure that requires a hospital stay.
What makes Mohs surgery for skin cancer so effective?
It is important to note that Mohs surgery is performed at a microscopic level in order to remove cells that are invisible to the naked eye. These cells can form “roots” of diseased tissue that can cause tumors to regrow after they are removed. This is the reason why Mohs surgery has proven to be so effective in curing cases of skin cancer. It completely removes the cancerous growths and has the highest cure rate of skin cancer treatments.
The procedure can be performed quickly and relatively easily as an outpatient procedure by a qualified and specially trained Mohs skin cancer surgeon. If you are in the New York City area and you require a treatment such as this to remove a potentially cancerous growth, check out Manhattan Dermatology & Laser Center. They are more than qualified to handle this procedure. Schedule an appointment online or call us at (212) 489-6669